It’s been really cold the past few days.
Yesterday it was only 5 F degrees and snowed all day.
So, I stayed home.
Luckily, I had enough food plus some fun ingredients to try.
A friend of mine was recently back in Japan, and she brought some fun gift for me.
I’ve never seen this mini bag of rice.
It’s so cute!
I wanted to try, and I decided to cook it for lunch.
The “Shiso” and Yuzu are from the Kaiseki chef.
He is always so generous and kindly shares Japanese foods that are hard to come by here with me.
The Yuzu zest was added to make pickled radish.
The Yuzu has such a refreshing flavor and takes the pickles to the next level.
It was a one-person lunch yesterday, so this is all I prepared for myself.
Well, that’s pretty much everything I happened to have at hand.
Inside the roll you’ll find Shiso, Yuzu radish pickles, air-fryer crispy tofu, and mashed avocado.
These were super tasty!
Since you don’t have to tightly roll or slice (if you make regular rolls), “temaki” is so easy.
This way you can enjoy the roasted seaweed still crispy this way too because you roll it when you’re ready to eat.
I had a dish of soy sauce ready for dipping, but I didn’t have to use it.
They were delicious without any extra sauce.
By the way, it’s cold again today.
It’s only -7 F degrees onw.
I’m staying at home.
By the way, this is what I’m reading right now.
I liked another book (The Pillars of the Earth) written by this author, so that’s why I decided to try this one.
So far so good.
I have a long way to go.
But time is what I have right now : ) .